“A change in the license requirements for use of drones equipped with cameras”

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On 1 August 2017, an amendment in the Swedish Camera Monitoring Act (2013:460) will come into effect making camera drones legal to use without a license for private entities and individuals.

The amendment will exempt the use of camera drones from the Camera Monitoring Act except for government agencies. The use of camera drones by others must instead comply with the Personal Data Act (1998:204).

Under the Personal Data Act, a user of camera drones must assess if the provisions for processing the personal data of individuals captured on film by the drone are met. Such assessment should include whether the filming of individuals will unacceptably intrude on their integrity.

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